Western Kentucky University — Visiting Instructor or Visiting Assistant Professor, School of Teacher Education

About Western Kentucky University:
Western Kentucky University aspires to be the University of choice for faculty and staff who are dedicated to helping advance academic excellence. True to its spirit, WKU offers an inviting, nurturing, and challenging work environment, which is responsive to the needs of a diverse and ambitious learning community. WKU’s main campus is located on a hill overlooking the city of Bowling Green (population est. 60,000), and is acclaimed as one of the most beautiful in the nation. In addition, WKU serves the communities of Elizabethtown/Fort Knox, Glasgow and Owensboro through its regional campuses. We invite you to consider WKU as a place where your academic and professional dreams can be realized.

Job Description:
The Special Education faculty in the School of Teacher Education seeks an individual to serve in a one-year position as a Visiting Instructor or Visiting Assistant Professor.

This position is for the 2017-2018 academic school year. Responsibilities include teaching in the SPED/ELED B.S. program, and working with school personnel and university faculty in our SPED/ELED clinical model, as well as participating in faculty meetings, and representing the program at recruitment events, if needed.

Qualifications for the position include a Master’s degree in Special Education with a minimum of 5 years experience in public P-12 schools for the Visiting Instructor. A terminal degree in Special Education would be required for an appointment as a Visiting Assistant Professor.

Additional Information:
Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.

Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, religion, veteran status, or marital status in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify The Office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services at (270) 745 – 5121, a minimum of five working days in advance.

Application Instructions:
The following items must be submitted through this electronic talent management system by June 2, 2017, although expressions of interest may be considered until the position is filled:

  • Letter of Intent
  • Curriculum Vita
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Names and contact information of three reference providers will be collected during the application process. Reference letters will be requested by the Search Committee through an online process at a later date.

You will receive email confirmation once you have successfully completed the application process.